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Aaron Evans embodies every complication Wren Tucker knows he doesn’t need. The tempting go-go dancer refuses to leave him alone and his attempts to get into Wren’s bunker pants don’t stop at the club--even the walls of the Firehouse aren’t safe. Wren’s control is only so strong, and his desire for Aaron is turning into a clawing need that’s digging through the many reasonsAaron Evans embodies every complication Wren Tucker knows he doesn’t need. The tempting go-go dancer refuses to leave him alone and his attempts to get into Wren’s bunker pants don’t stop at the club--even the walls of the Firehouse aren’t safe. Wren’s control is only so strong, and his desire for Aaron is turning into a clawing need that’s digging through the many reasons keeping Aaron at bay.Aaron is two cold showers away from hypothermia if the hot fireman of his dreams won’t give in to the lust he sees blazing in Wren’s eyes. The only issue is, Wren is a forever man, and Aaron doesn’t have that in him to give, not with so many secrets locked behind the glitter and gold of his beautiful world.As Wren begins to cave to Aaron’s delicious demands, he gets a deeper view of the tarnished landscape Aaron exists in. A murky pit of drug addiction that’s slowly dragging Aaron under, and Wren is going to have to fight like hell to save Aaron from it, to even have a chance at a new beginning with the man who brought him out of the shadows....

Title : Lost in the Fire
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ISBN : 9781623009861
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Number of Pages : 484 Pages
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Lost in the Fire Reviews

  • Gigi
    2019-02-23 08:15

    Firefighters, firefighters, FIREFIGHTERS! Books about firefighting men in love is just about my favorite thing to read. I love the scenes of peril and the descriptions of rugged, alpha men running around in turnout pants and yellow helmets. And the sex is almost always hot, hot, HOT!I really enjoy the first two books in the Firehouse Six series, focusing on firefighters Grey and Mica. They were both rugged manly men and melted in their love for one another. Books three and four didn't do as much for me. Grey and Mica were present in them, but the focus was now on new couples.Now, onto book five featuring firefighter Wren and go-go dancer Aaron...The thing with me and firefighter books is that half the fun is the excitement. I love to read about the boys fighting fires and getting injured with bedside confessions of love. The more adrenaline the better! And the problem with Lost in the Fire is that there are no firefighting scenes other than a flashback to the death of a friend. The drama and angst were over and it didn't relate to the two main characters as a couple. Aaron isn't a firefighter. He is a go-go dancer at a gay bar. He is a drug addict and the way Wren helped him with his addiction was so very, very far out of my comfort zone, I had a hard time reading it. (view spoiler)[Aaron was afraid of his friends finding out about his addiction so he begged Wren to help him, but to not take him to the hospital during his withdrawal process. And Wren agrees! Aaron suffers seizures and Wren and his EMT friend Bastian never called an ambulance or took him to the hospital! The fuck? A clamor in the bathroom preceded Bastian barreling into the room. “Oh, holy fuck.” He jumped onto the bed, a needle in hand. He jerked down the waist of Aaron’s pants to expose the pale curve of his hip. A scream that morphed into a gurgled moan came from Aaron’s throat. A thin line of blood ran out of Aaron’s mouth. (hide spoiler)]On top of all that, Wren's libido kept acting up a very inappropriate times during Aaron's convalescence. It got a bit creepy.This isn't a book about burly, hot firefighters. It's a book about a man, who just so happens to be a firefighter, falling in love with a drug addicted go-go dancer. If that sounds good to you, I encourage you to read the book. For all others, I cannot recommend this one.Advanced review copy of Lost in the Fire provided by Loose ID in exchange for an honest review.This review is also posted at Jessewave["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Christy
    2019-02-23 02:33

    It is good to be back with my firemen of 'Firehouse Six'. I didn't realize how much I had missed them until I started this latest release. Of course, that has a lot to do with the fact that it's Aaron and Wren's story, and they both have held my attention for a while. I had a strong feeling there was a lot more to both men than met the eye, and I was eager to find out."What do you need?”“I need him to stop using. So give him something better than drugs.” Noah ran a hand over his face. “Make him see something besides this bar, this life. Do something I can’t.” He stalked to the door, pausing. “Do it quickly, or we’ll lose him.”Rock bottom comes faster and a whole lot harder than Aaron was expecting. His roommate, Noah, wants to take him to a hospital, but Aaron's friends work there, and they don't know this side of him, and he doesn't want them to. So, who does he feel safe with? Who is he hoping will help him when he shows up on his doorstep? Wren.Two men, so afraid to be vulnerable and let anyone see the real them, that they almost mess up the best thing for both of them. Aaron is carrying around all the rejection he's suffered in his life and his addiction. While Wren struggles with his guilt over not being able to save his former lover in a fire. Sigh.This is definitely my favorite book in the series, and that's saying a lot, since I loved Simon and Michael. Thank you, Draven, I hope you keep them coming!NOTE: This book was provided by Loose Id for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews

  • Jenna ~Don't Talk To Me When I'm Reading~
    2019-03-15 10:32

    My least favorite so far. I just don't care for characters like Aaron, especially for big-hearted sexy men like Wren. I didn't feel that they were a very good match... just didn't feel the chemistry. The sex was OK, but a little insta-lust-y and it just didn't hook me. Will continue reading the series though in hopes this was an outlier.

  • ~nikki the recovering book addict
    2019-02-24 06:32

    You know it's a good book when you start berating yourself for shelving the book for so long. To be quite honest, I shelved it for so long because I expected it to be fluff with no real substance. I don't know how I got that impression with the blurb but I did. LolSo I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't just used as a trope to fill the pages and plod the story forward but that it did have meat to it. I liked Aaron's progression. From rock bottom to sorting his life out. Perhaps it didn't have the angst and grittiness it was expected of its blurb but I actually appreciated it. I liked the way it played out without weighing the story down. Now I feel like I need to read the rest of the series!

  • MorganSkye
    2019-03-14 05:39

    Aaron is a go-go dancer who has an attraction for Firefighter, Wren. Wren fights the attraction because he feels he’s unlovable. When Wren finds out Aaron needs his help fighting his drug addiction, Wren steps in and also gives in to his attraction to Aaron.Things are still difficult for the couple now that Aaron has gone “straight” as neither knows how to be with the other in a healthy way.**I really wanted to like this book. I enjoyed Draven St. James’ Pack of Light series and had heard really good things about this series. I won’t judge the series by this book, but this was not a great book for me.First, I didn’t fully understand Wren’s reluctance to be with Aaron nor Aaron’s fierce desire to be with Wren. Wren has some scars, and is resistant to the “perfect” Aaron, but even after he sees just how flawed Aaron is, he’s still doubtful. Aaron comes across as just a brat who wants what he can’t have.Second, the entire drug rescue/rehab thing made me crazy. Wren’s friend Bastien the EMT “borrows” meds and equipment sufficient to stave off cardiac arrest and seizures while they detox Aaron and I’m supposed to believe that nobody is monitoring that? Aaron doesn’t want anyone to know about his addiction but he nearly DIES. Everyone drops everything and risks their jobs for this guy – who at this point is only a go-go dancer at the club they go to. I think both the EMT and Wren might have some legal and ethical issues with doing this (because of their jobs) not to mention the absolute implausibility of nobody missing the controlled substances and medical equipment.Third, their relationship is totally unhealthy. Aaron is in no way ready for a relationship and after recently losing his partner, neither is Wren. Aaron needs some serious counseling not a one-weekend rehab stint in a guy’s apartment and some NA meetings. Wren is in serious need of grief counseling. Each time they had sex I just cringed. It never felt healthy, for either of them. They are at best going to be co-dependent and at worst fizzle out once they each get healthy. I am a starry-eyed, dyed-in-the-wool romantic, but I couldn’t ignore these huge problems. I think instead of giving these guys the hurdle of “he’ll hate my scars” and “I’m a lowly go-go dancer” as reasons why they shouldn’t be in a relationship together, a better story would have been overcoming Aaron’s addiction and Wren’s grief/guilt. It would have made for a much more believable story and made each of their struggles more meaningful.So, with regret, I cannot recommend this book, but I am hopeful that the other books in this series are better. I give it 2.5 of 5 stars for the attempt at tackling some difficult topics.

  • Valerie Degeorge
    2019-02-22 09:43

    Lost in The Fire is Book #5 in Draven St. James Firehouse Six Series.As with the other books in this series I say "This is my favorite" so yes I'm saying it again, this is my fav and it's a book I very highly recommend. Wren Tucker is considered the "Silent" private guy in the squad, never revealing anything about his personal life and just going about his daily endeavors hanging with his partners at Firehouse Six and doing his job to the fullest.Upon laying his sights on the quirky loveable GoGo dancer Aaron he can't seem to get him out of his system, denying Aaron's flirtation at all costs afraid to let anyone in. Wren is hiding scars not only internal but also external he keeps himself closed off from relationships until his reflex to save jumps in to rescue Aaron from a night of what seems to be too much partying on Aaron's end that's when things change.Aaron whom we've met in previous books is living his life dancing and working at the club being his usual happy go lucky self but what we get to see in this story is "Life isn't always what it seems to be". Still set on winning the attention of the silent gorgeous firefighter Wren , Aaron uses all his flirty methods to no avail. I loved the fun banter between Aaron and all the guys from Firehouse Six we get fun sexy and very emotional all wrapped up in this book. Life takes a turn when faced with addiction Aaron hits rock bottom and turns to the only person who he feels safe with, but in doing so feelings escalate and walls start to come down on both sides leaving Wren and Aaron raw and open to things they've pushed away. Will these two be able to fight their demons?Can they both save each other?Draven does an amazing job writing this very sensitive subject , the flow was brilliant and it made me feel like I was right there with them. Emotions were tested, it's not an easy road we witness strength and dedication on both ends. I highly recommend this book and the entire series."Oh, come on. The car has to be good for something." Aaron waggled his brows."Aaron, there is a reason I have a truck. If we tried to have sex in a MINI COOPER, we'd need the Jaws of Life to get us out.""What about on a MINI COOPER?" Aaron grinned.Wren groaned. "I'm in so much trouble."

  • Jessie G.
    2019-03-13 09:32

    Both characters have had recurring supportive roles in the series and I’ve been looking forward to Aaron’s story. And what a story the author envisions, one that shows that all that glitters isn’t always gold. Beneath the outrageous personality, over-abundance of confidence and never ending supply of body glitter lies addiction. Addiction to the never ending party that leads to a year-long addiction to speed (among other things that are only hinted at but never named in the book).Wren, is a rock. Strong, stoic, a hero, a forever man who carries the pain and guilt of losing his lover and fellow fighter years before. His surface scars have him believing that the beautiful and highly sought after Aaron isn’t looking for more than just to scratch an itch. He fights his attraction admirably, even as he bends over backwards to give Aaron the help he needs.The addiction and recovery play a huge part in the book, but wrapping it up at some home grown detox, while fitting for the story timeline, didn’t sit right. After the detox we hop skip and jump through major steps so that we can have an HEA. It works for the timeline of the book, but it’s such an important subject that I would have liked to have seen a more realistic approach. Yes, I said that and we all know how I feel about reality in my fantasy.There’s a lot of chemistry, a lot of angst, a lot of problems to work through, and just a touch of sweet toward the end to wrap it all up. Overall, I like Wren and Aaron and hope we continue to see them in future books in the series.

  • Maggie
    2019-03-23 06:30

    Awesome!So happy to have Aaron and Wren's story. I knew there would be great love between them, and there was, but not without facing past demons, insecurities and secrets. Aaron just needed to finally believe he is worth being loved for himself, and Wren had to believe his scars didn't define the man he is. Romantic and funny, their love story was engaging and heartfelt, and so worth all the angst. Another great story in the series!!

  • Chris
    2019-03-18 08:15

    4.5 out of 5 stars.

  • Maria
    2019-03-05 05:19

    Oh yeah. MORE.

  • Katy Beth Mckee
    2019-03-15 03:22

    These two men have so much to overcome in different was and have their own strengths. Both also have some secrets they've been keeping. But when Aaron really needs a helping hand Wren is there for him. There is still more to work out but these guys are able to be strong for each other.

  • ItsAboutTheBook
    2019-02-26 09:28

    Review can be read at It's About The BookWren Tucker came to Firehouse 6 not long after he was involved in a fire that left him with scars, and took his partner Derek from him. Coming to Firehouse 6 is meant to be a fresh start for Wren. A place where he can be himself.Aaron Evans is a go-go dancer at one of the clubs where the guys from the firehouse hang out. Aaron is always happy. He’s the life of the party, but things aren’t always what they seem.Aaron has a huge crush on Wren, and he is bound and determined to get his man. Wren on the other hand doesn’t want to risk letting anyone into his heart again, but he just can’t stay away from Aaron. Things start to change when Wren saves him from a night of too much partying. Then Aaron’s addiction to pills gets out of control and Wren is there to help him through it.Once Aaron is passed the worst of his detox, he’s left feeling unsure of himself. Everything about him is different, and he wonders if the feelings that Wren has for him are real or are they just Wren trying to save him.I’ve loved all the book in the Firehouse 6 series. Though this book wasn’t my favorite of the series, I still enjoyed it very much. The author always writes some great characters, and Wren and Aaron were very likable guys. Aaron’s addiction was a bit hard for me to read. This was the part of the story I didn’t enjoy. Not because it wasn’t well written, because it was, but because of the way the detox was handled. Maybe it really does happen, but I cannot believe that a person who’s going through detox, having seizures, is left at home being taken care of by a firefighter and a paramedic friend. That just seems completely dangerous and not something that should be done. Ever. Yes, I know it’s a story but it took away the feeling of realness for me. Other than that, it was a nice addition to the series, and I can’t wait to see who the author writes about next.

  • Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
    2019-03-24 05:37

    *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review.***We met Aaron and Wren in other books in this series and now we finally got their story, and it was amazing!!! Aaron is a go-go dancer at a club, and is determined on getting a piece of hunky firefighter Wren. He is flirty and fun, but is hiding several secrets, including a drug addiction that is ruining his life. Wren is not exactly in the closet, but not exactly out of it, either. He lost his partner during a fire, and since then he's not had a relationship, so he doesn't see the point of coming out. Since meeting Aaron, though, it's getting exponentially harder not to give in to temptation and after he gives in and then discovers that Aaron is using drugs and his behavior is more erratical by the minute, well, he's intent on being there for the other man, no matter what. Draven St. James definitely doesn't shy away from difficult, touchy subjects, like drug addiction, or from writing a Firehouse series where we actually get to see firemen doing what they know to do best, fighting fires, and doing it so well. The storyline is engaging, well-researched and well written. Aaron and Wren are flawed, broken characters, but they are also driven and loyal. Especially Wren, who goes out of his way to prove to Aaron that he's worthy of being loved, of saving himself from the abyss he'd fallen. I just have a minor complaint, I would've loved to read more of Wren and Aaron as a couple, but other than that it was just about as perfect as it could be.I adored seeing all the boys from the previous books and I can't wait to find out what Draven has in store for us in this fabulous series. Rating: 5 Glittery Stars!!!

  • Otterpuss
    2019-03-02 02:33

    2.5 starsThis is absolutely my least favourite book in this series so far. It's just all so far fetched, and at times boarders on ridiculous. Aaron is a go go dancer with a nasty drug habit and a massive crush on fire fighter Wren. Aaron decides to get clean and goes to Wren for help. So...I just didn't get the attraction between the two of them. There was a awful lot of 'telling' about how much they liked each other but very little 'showing' Wren seemed sweet but not much else. Aaron struck me as a spoilt little boy who was more concerned with his hair and clothes than his drug habit or the people who were trying to help him. I didn't get them as a couple at all. Bastian, an EMT who is roped in to help with Aaron's detox somehow manages to get equipment and controlled drugs out of the hospital where he works without anyone asking questions...Also both Basitan and Wren get time off work and put their lives on hold to help Aaron with absolutely no problems or difficulties and very little explanation as to how they managed it. The whole rehab thing is crazy. One weekend in Wren's apartment and Aaron's all better. Give me a break. Also this is a series about fire fighters. There is absolutely no fire fighting in this book! One flashback scene and that's it. I DID enjoy the writing and it was nice to catch a glimpse of the previous characters that I enjoyed so much. I look forward to the next book and hope the series gets back to its former glory.

  • Andrea Goodell
    2019-03-03 10:43

    So this is number 5, and while I’ve read all in order. The spacing between is enough that I don’t remember everyone 100 percent. So I would feel comfortable if you read out of order you would be fine.Aaron is everyone’s favorite hyper fun party boy. Go-go dancer, stripper, all round good time. And Simon’s good friend. What no one realizes is that Aaron needs something to keep up that facade.Wren is a fireman, (I personally don’t remember a lot about him from the previous books.) Lost his lover and friend in a fire and moved to Firehouse 6 for a better more friendly atmosphere.Wren and Aaron both have been circling each other but for different reason won’t act on those feelings. Finally, it’s too much and Wren can no longer say no, only to realize why he should have.I enjoyed this story, maybe not as much as the others but still a good one. The way Aaron went to Wren for help each and every time. And Wren never said no. The slow courtship at the end. What I didn’t really feel was a deep connection. No real alone time except for.. you know… Always someone else with both, during the help Aaron out phase, club scene, even the courtship at the coffee shop. Nice happy for now ending.I was given a copy of this in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviews

  • E.
    2019-03-06 09:36

    “Lost in the Fire” by Draven St. James is Book 5 of the ‘Firehouse Six’ series and features Wren Tucker, a fireman who has scars both inside and out, as he fights to save Aaron Evans from himself. They each have to let the other become a safe place to land, but that may be a goal that is too lofty to reach until they are willing to face their feelings.This contemporary m/m erotic romance sensitively touches on the difficult subjects of addiction and survivor’s guilt. Watching the seesaw between heat and nurturing as each man works his way through enormous obstacles is both gutwrenching and heartwarming and I was drawn into the struggle and rooting for a successful outcome. I like that the author made this a realistic journey that didn’t have an easy resolution although things did drag on a little long for me. I am not familiar with the series but had no problem reading this story as a stand-alone, and there are so many yummy males I would love to read more in the series as it looks like there are plenty sexy subjects with their own issues to resolve.A copy of this title was provided to me for review, a version of which was submitted to Night Owl Reviews

  • Veronica
    2019-03-10 02:43

    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.I had 5 minutes to kill so I opened up Lost in the Fire only meaning to read a few pages. Before I knew it I was 20% into the story and ignoring my obligations in the real world.I adored Wren and Aaron. Wren is big, silent, strong and a fireman. What's not to love? Aaron is young, vibrant and works as a dancer at a local gay club. The scenes in the club were great and had me wanting to watch Queers as Folk.The fifth book in the Firehouse Six series gives us a more substantial story compared to the other books. Wren and Aaron sort of dance around each other and the story takes a very serious turn when Aaron goes to Wren for help with this drug addiction and romance has to take a back seat. There are struggles, hot naked fun, romance and the perfect ending. Lost in the Fire is the best book in this series.

  • Jase G.
    2019-02-22 10:25

    I'm in love with this book! It hit all the right notes with me. A story about two men dealing with insecurities, addiction, and the loss of a loved one. All of which leads to a perfect happily ever after. This could have gone so wrong in the hands of a lesser author, but Draven handles it beautifully. Instead of getting fireman porn like so many have done, we get a story. A real story with real characters. Not two big strong men slamming each other into walls after the fire so they can screw their brains out. These characters are authentic. I understand them, their emotions, and their reactions. I don't want to give any spoilers so I won't go into detail abut the plot. I will say that if you want a story about two men falling in love (Not a spoiler as the author has said she will always have a HEA in her stories.) then I strongly recommend this book. It is a perfect addition to the Firehouse Six series!

  • Molly Lolly
    2019-03-01 04:32

    Original review on Molly LollyFour stars!This was such a good book. I loved seeing Wren help Aaron overcome his obstacles. I felt horrible for Aaron and him having to go through so much before he felt he was good enough for a relationship. Wren was heartbreaking too with his past and demons. He seemed to finally be able to put them to rest when he was with Aaron. These two guys showed such amazing strength that I was awed reading it. My favorite scene is where Aaron introduces Wren to Project Runway. It was hysterical! Noah was such a wonderful friend and I kind of hope he gets a story at some point because he’s definitely a good guy. I love this series and can’t wait for the next one to come out!

  • QUEERcentric Books
    2019-03-18 02:22

    Reviewed by Jay Chase for QUEERcentric BooksIn the latest installment of Draven St. James’ Firehouse Six series Aaron and Wren finally work things out. These two have been playing a game of cat and mouse for some time and Lost in the Fire uncovers each of their insecurities while bringing the guys together at last.Aaron Evans’ seemingly put together and confidant façade slips and he reaches out to Wren Tucker for support and help. The yearlong addiction that Aaron has succumbed to is only known about by those extremely close to him, to everyone else he is confident and the life of the party...Read Jay's full review at QUEERcentric Books

  • Brandilyn
    2019-03-10 08:30

    Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance Sometimes the life of the party hides the most pain. This sentiment certainly applies to party boy and go-go dancer Aaron Evans. We met Aaron early on the Firehouse Six series. He was a go-go dancer at the Firehouse Six favorite gay bar hang-out. He also became part of their little circle thanks to his friendship with Simon. For full review see Prism Book Alliance

  • Cadiva
    2019-03-11 04:39

    This is an odd one in that, while it involves a fireman, there's not really much to do with Firehouse Six other than the odd appearances of some of the other guys.Instead we have a go-go dancer with an amphetamine addiction, the club he works at, his friend from the club and Wren, our firefighter.That's not to say this is a bad book, it's not, but it doesn't have the same sense of brotherhood as the others in the series have had.

  • Ineztey
    2019-03-23 08:16

    Love this series and all its characters. Aaron and Wren's story did not disappoint. Sexy, funny, sweet and sometimes heartbreaking the book had me on a roller coaster of emotions and I loved every word of it. It is always great to read about the other characters of prevous books and be introduced to new ones (hopefully there will be future books for those). Can't wait for Cole's story.

  • Tracy
    2019-03-21 07:41

    Aaron and Wren's characters made this book hard to put down, so this morning I am really tired. This series is about Firehouse Six and the LGBT group of firemen who work there. As this series moves from Couple to couple Draven St. James has created a great world where these men are alpha males finding love when they least expect it. Very well done.

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-03-12 09:20

    I don't know, I think this was my least favorite of the whole series. I've enjoyed the characters that were in the previous books, the first 3 especially, but this was just missing…something for me. I don't know, maybe I didn't *get* them chemistry between the two characters. I'll still look forward to the next one and hope that it gets back on track!

  • AyoDollFace
    2019-02-26 08:30

    I really wanted to enjoy this book but couldn't. Aaron is an addict and his whole detox process was off point. Not only that but in your first year of recovery getting in a relationship is not only a bad idea, but a sponsor will tell them to avoid getting involved. There's too much stress trying to stay sober without adding the stress of a relationship.

  • Kristina
    2019-03-05 02:23

    I enjoyed the previous books in the series but this one - not so much. Aaron (one of the main characters) was not very likable in my opinion. Also there wasn't as much interaction with the rest of the gang. 2.5 stars rounded up to 3.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-19 07:27

    I loved this book. But it ended too soon. I was merrily reading then Wren said I Love you and about 2 pages later it finished!! I was devastated it finished so soon without me knowing it was going to happen. That was how into this book I was. I can't wait to see what can happen next!!!!!

  • DTM
    2019-03-13 08:23

    Another winner for me...I like all of the boys and Wren and Aaron were sweet...The story has a little of everything in, sweet, happy, sad and angsty...perhaps Alexi is next? As always, I'm looking forward to more!!

  • Pat Nelson
    2019-03-15 10:17

    This book is one hell of ride. Draven St James has written a gritty tale with realistic, three dimensional characters that I couldn't help but fall in love with. RUN, don't walk, and get your hands on this fantastic story.